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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 93 (Nov. 9th/17)

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MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: November 9th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Card Set Foil? Start Finish $ Change
Skyline Despot Conspiracy: Take the Crown Y $4.50 $12.00 $7.50
Vraska, Relic Hunter Ixalan Y $25.00 $50.00 $25.00
Sustaining Spirit Alliances N $1.66 $3.25 $1.59
Angel of Invention Kaladesh N $6.00 $11.00 $5.00
Greed Legends N $25.00 $38.00 $13.00
Champion of the Parish Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed N 3 5 $2.00
Grapeshot Time Spiral Y $3.75 $6.00 $2.25
Chord of Calling Ravnica Y $50.00 $80.00 $30.00

 

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Hour of Revelation (foil) Hour of Devastation   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Vizier of the Menagerie (foil) Amonkhet   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00

 

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Cliff’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Duskwatch Recruiter (Foil) Shadows over Innistrad   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Docent of Perfection (foil) Eldritch Moon   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00
The Locust God Hour of Devastation   7 18 months $7.00 $20.00

 


Disclosure: James and Cliff may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

 

Segment 3: Metagame in Review

James and Cliff explore Pro Tour Ixalan, with the archetypes that did well and the cards that may gain in value as a result.

Segment 4: Interview with Collins Mullen

Fresh off of taking down an SCG Open with his innovative Five-Color Humans deck, the crew talks to Collins about the process that led to this deck, and a lively game of ‘Is this Human worth consideration?’ ensues.

 

Cliff is an avid Magic player, and hardcore Cuber. He’s been at this since 1995, and clearly remembers what happens to one’s wallet when Wizards releases three new sets in three summer months.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 88 (Oct 5th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Oct 5th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Volrath's Shapeshifter

Volrath’s Shapeshifter (STR, Rare)
Start: $.80
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +$21.20 (+2650%)

Rishadan Footpad (MM, Uncommon)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $8.50
Gain: +$8.00 (+1600%)

Approach of the Second Sun (AMK, Rare)
Start: $.75
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +2.25 (+300%)

Diachan, Artful Beauty (CMA, Foil Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +15.00 (+214%)

Rishadan Brigand (MM, Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$13.00 (+185%)

Heroic Intervention (AER, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+180%)

Deathgorge Scavenger (IXL, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$3.50 (+175%)

Rishadan Cutpurse (MM, Foil Common)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +$14.00 (+175%)

Hostage Taker (IXL, Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+157%)

Mirari’s Wake (CON, Foil Rare)
Start: $35.00
Finish: $80.00
Gain: +$45.00 (+129%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Thought-Knot Seer

  1. Thought-Knot Seer (OGW, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $7.00 to $20.00 (+13.00/185%) 6-18+ months)

2. Sigarda’s Aid (EMN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.50 to $10.00 (+6.50/+185%, 12-18+ months)

3. Eldritch Evolution (EMN, Foil Rare)

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  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $5.00 to $15.00 (+10.00/+200%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Assemble the Legion

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Assemble the Legion (GTC, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $6.00 to $15.00 (+9.00/+150%, 6-12+ months)

2. Phyrexian Metamorph (NPH, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $9.00 to $20.00 (+11.00/+122%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys talked over the most recent Standard results, pointing out the dominance of Walking Ballista, Hostage Taker and The Scarab God.

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 87 (Sep 29th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Sep 29, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Thran Lens

Thran Lens (UZL, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$15.50 (+1033%)

Archenemy Schemes (Archenemy)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+400%)

Pangosaur (MM, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +2.00 (+200%)

Time of Need (COK, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +10.00 (+200%)

Morphling (UZS, Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+160%)

Duress (DCI Arena Foil Promo)
Start: $25.00
Finish: $65.00
Gain: +$40.00 (+160%)

Phyrexian Reclamation (URL, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $38.00
Finish: $95.00
Gain: +$57.00 (+100%)

Hateflayer (EVN, Rare)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.75 (+140%)

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Blasphemous Act (INN, Foil Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+122%)

Living Wish (JUD, Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Paradox Engine

  1. Paradox Engine (Masterpiece Series Foil)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $45.00 to $80.00 (+35.00/78%) 6-18+ months)

2. Rishkar’s Expertise (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $2.50 to $10.00 (+7.50/+300%, 12-18+ months)

3. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+233%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Verdurous Gearhulk

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Verdurous Gearhulk (KLD, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $7.00 to $20.00 (+13.00/+185%, 6-12+ months)

2. Torrential Gearhulk (KLD, Mythic)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $15.00 to $30.00 (+15.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys took a peek at some early online results for the developing Standard metagame and discussed where things may go from here.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys plowed through a grab bag of user questions.

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 86 (Sep 22nd/17): Ixalan Review with Todd Stevens

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Sep 22, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms (7th, Foil Rare)
Start: $100.00
Finish: $500.00
Gain: +$400.00 (+400%)

Morphling (Judge Promo, Foil)
Start: $25.00
Finish: $90.00
Gain: +$65.00 (+260%)

Chronozoa (Planar Chaos, Foil Rare)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +11.00 (+183%)

Cryptic Gateway (ONS, Foil Rare)
Start: $22.00
Finish: $56.00
Gain: +34.00 (+155%)

Carnage Tyrant (IXL, Foil Mythic)
Start: $11.00
Finish: $26.00
Gain: +$15.00 (+136%)

Aether Flash (7th, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $10.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+100%)

Maelstrom Nexus (Alara Reborn, Foil Mythic)
Start: $30.00
Finish: $60.00
Gain: +$30.00 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Gideon of the Trials

  1. Gideon of the Trials (AMK, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $25.00 to $50.00 (+25.00/100%) 6-18+ months)

2. Spell Queller (EMN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $12.00 to $25.00 (+13.00/+108%, 6-12+ months)

3. Obelisk of Urd (M15, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $8.00 to $15.00 (+7.00/+88%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Cyclonic Rift

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Cyclonic Rift (EMA, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $13.00 to $25.00 (+12.00/+92%, 6-12+ months)

2. Phyrexian Arena (CSP2, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $15.00 to $35.00 (+20.00/+133%, 0-12+ months)

Todd Stevens Pick:

Samut, the Tested

1. Samut the Tested ( Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.50 to $10.00 (+6.50/+185%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis, Todd and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys went over the results of SCG Open: Louisville, a Modern tournament where Jeskai Control took the top two slots. Spell Queller and Traverse the Ulvenwald were mentioned as relevant forward looking specs.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

Current SCG Tour leader Todd Stevens joined the crew to break down the best and worst cards and specs from the newly released Ixalan set, including notes on Standard, Modern and EDH cards.

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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